New! Science Workshops for KS1: CSI: Forces 

9th Mar 2019News

We’re delighted to announce that, after a successful pilot, we’ve a brand new science programme for KS1, available to everyone! Both building on what pupils already know and going beyond the curriculum, CSI: Forces challenges pupils to think about the Science of Rollercoasters, consider a tricky range of Push/Pull forces – then use their findings … Read More

World Book Day 2020 – Reserve your date now!

7th Mar 2019News, School Workshops

We hope you have had a thoroughly enjoyable World Book Day 2019 – we have absolutely loved visiting schools up and down the country delivering our Bookman, Paige Turner, Poetry and Shakespeare workshops –  and we are now (yes already!) taking bookings for World Book Day 2020. We usually sell out months in advance for … Read More

World Book Day – Stories for Reading Out Loud

7th Mar 2019News

Children of all ages love hearing stories read out loud (don’t we all, in fact?). Some books, though, lend themselves to this much more than others, whether it’s down to the fun and silly voices required or the pure joy of word-play, rythym and rhyme. Here are our Top Five, for children from Nursery through … Read More

Teaching Resource: Character Clerihews Poetry Activity

6th Mar 2019Free Teaching Resources, News

Challenge your pupils to share their understanding of and thoughts about characters from books they’re exploring through poetry. Four line poems with a clear rhyming structure, clerihews are easy to construct – and packed with facts and descriptions! Download the resource here Resource Character Clerihews instructions Character Clerihews PowerPoint Find more teaching ideas and resources … Read More

The Children’s Shakespeare Debate and As Creatives

25th Feb 2019News

For the third year running, we’re working with the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust (creators of the phenomenally successful Shakespeare Week) to design and deliver two series of workshops – one for pupils and the other for teachers. The absolute highlight of this year’s partnership, so far, was the opportunity to work with 60 Year 6 pupils … Read More